Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Georges Bizet
Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production, captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside.
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo, bass Alexander Vinogradov. She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe.
Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 5 May 2019 at 1pm
Thursday 9 May 2019 at 10:30am
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Conductor: Louis Langrée
Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Set and Costume Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Clémentine Margaine – Carmen
Aleksandra Kurzak – Micaëla
Roberto Alagna – Don José
Alexander Vinogradov – Escamillo